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Events for week of August 25, 2019

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Save the Date: October 12

Daylong with Cheryl Slean


Cheryl Slean has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1995 and studying in the Theravadan tradition since 1998. She has completed Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioner Program and has been a teaching “local dharma leader” at Seattle Insight (SIMS) since 2007. She has offered meditation classes and daylongs at SIMS, mid-Columbia Insight (WA) and Against the Stream L.A., and in the health care community, including participating in research and education on meditation and chronic pain, stress relief and substance addiction. Cheryl is also a writer and filmmaker working in documentary and narrative film and media.

Save the Date: November 16

Daylong with Arinna Weisman


Arinna has been studying meditation practice since 1979 and has been teaching since 1989. Her dharma practice and teaching have been infused with her political and environmental activism. She was the first out queer teacher with Eric Kolvig to lead insight meditation retreats for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Gender Queer community. She also leads ‘Uncovering the Heart Retreats’ integrating the practice of awareness of the social dynamics of inequity with the dharma practice of liberation.

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Insight Community of the Desert


Our center is centrally located between downtown Palm Springs and the airport.


1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way

Building C, 2nd Floor

Palm Springs, CA 92262